“Do you know what people really want? Everyone, I mean. Everybody in the world is thinking: I wish there was just one other person I could really talk to, who could really understand me, who’d be kind to me. That’s what people really want, if they’re telling the truth.”
Doris Lessing, The Golden Notebook


Welcome back to the Cultivating Compassion Toolkit.

We hope that you are finding the Toolkit useful when generating discussion with colleagues on the expression of compassionate care in our everyday working lives. For those new to the site the tool kit was developed through collaborative working between three universities and four partnership health care organisations  in Sussex and Surrey

 A Toolkit is a set of resources that enables people to do their work more effectively. This Cultivating  Compassion Awareness Toolkit is designed to help you enhance compassion in practice by undertaking activities which will support  your ability to respond in everyday care situations in ways that make patients, families and colleagues feel cared for and respected.

For self compassion to thrive Kristen Neff suggests we embrace self kindness, common humanity and mindfulness. Self kindness reduces our self criticism, common humanity reminds us we are not alone in our suffering and mindfulness is about being aware of difficult thoughts without over identifying with them. Many of the tools in this tool kit are designed to trigger discussion about how we nurture our own self compassion and how we extend  compassion to our colleagues in the workplace. The evidence shows us that when we engage in self compassion then our compassion for others follows

We invite you to engage with the different resources and to discuss your response with your colleagues and use the ideas to create resources that work better for you.


6 comments on “Home
  1. anniechellel51 says:

    I am pleased to hear that we now have a logo to put on our site and our materials for the toolkit. I think it looks great. Well done Charlotte.


  2. This is a great collection of useful links, love the digital stories!


  3. Check out the updated compassion literature sources on ‘useful links’


  4. You can now book straight into the conference by accessing the evaluation conference menu and view the schedule of speakers for the day. It will be such an interesting event so please come and book your conference place now.


  5. Charlotte Ramage says:

    The evaluation conference on May 6th is now fully booked, so its excellent that you will have the opportunity for a really good discussion in break times amongst those attending. We have opened a reserve list for any cancellations, so please put your name forward if you have an interest in attending.


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